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Book Groups

The Archeology Book Group (AIA) meets once a month on a Thursday afternoon.   AIA is an independent group interested in reading about historic events, archeologically interesting facts and finds.  Book titles are determined by group members.  Copies of titles must be obtained by each member.    New members are welcome, please contact Myrna at mwsilville@gmail.com    Thank You.

Date:  November 15, 2018  and December 20, 2018

Title: Istanbul: A Tale Of Three Cities by, Bethany Hughes

From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul--resonates as an idea and a place, real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between East and West, North and South, it has been the capital city of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman Empires. For much of its history it was the very center of the world, known simply as "The City," but, as Bettany Hughes reveals, Istanbul is not just a city, but a global story.


Date: January 17, 2019

Title: Milk! A 10,000 Year Fracas  by, Mark Kurlansky

Profoundly intertwined with human civilization, milk has a compelling and a surprisingly global story to tell, and historian Mark Kurlansky is the perfect person to tell it. Tracing the liquid's diverse history from antiquity to the present, he details its curious and crucial role in cultural evolution, religion, nutrition, politics, and economics.

“The sort of book that Proust might have written had Proust become distracted by the madeleine . . . you step away from this book with a new vantage on history, a working knowledge of exotic milk and cheese, acceptance of your mom, a sense of what makes Mark Kurlansky tick and a weird craving for buffalo mozzarella.” –  Editors' Choice, New York Times Book Review